In a new episode of the series “Ironias do Destino” on Porto Channel, Pinto da Costa recalls 2012 and the need for heart surgery.
heart operation: “I knew two or three years ago that I needed to have the operation. [artéria] Aortic dilatation and Dr. Pooja was always telling me that. One day he said, “When the tournament is over, I will deal with it.” I went to Dr. Felipe Macedo and he told me that the operation was urgently needed. It was the end of May and there was the transfer issue and I wanted to keep everything. There was a break in the third round, Porto played in Olhão and then there was a 15-day break. That’s when I had the operation and all went well, fortunately. If I had not run, we would not be talking here, because there are still no connections to the other world. [risos]. “
Did you feel afraid? “No, because it was brought up to me as an irreversible fact. I remember working the day before until 7pm, and only then telling the people who were with me that I wasn’t going to work the next day, because I was going to have surgery.” I have experienced it normally. “
Recovery: “Eight days later I was at home and a month later I was in Dragau. But I was always in contact, even in the hospital, people went there to take care of things and I never disconnected. In just two days I was sleeping, I only saw the stars [risos]I thought I was in heaven, but I wasn’t.”
Surgery day is a day of celebration: “it’s a [último] This year it could not be because of the epidemic, but every year, on that day, at the beginning of September, together with the doctors who performed my operation, cardiologist Felipe Macedo, and Dr. Paulo Pinho, surgeon, anesthesiologist, Dr. Raquel, we’re having dinner to celebrate my birthday. After all, I am from the resurrection. Two days ago, there was a dinner for Viter Hugo, a great hockey player, with the doctors. Someone calls me to the side and says, ‘Look, I know you’re going to have surgery on Monday, but you don’t have any problems, Paulo Pinho is the best. If you go to the aorta, you’re prepped with f’. Aorta…I picked up the phone and called Dr. Pooja.He said to the aorta: ‘Doctor, what am I going to have surgery for?’ But your colleague just told me… ‘Oh he’s stupid, if he’s stupid I don’t know I know he’s stupid, he’s a doctor, aren’t you cheating on me?’, ‘No’, ‘Well, what God wants’. I wasn’t scared, but when I heard that it wasn’t encouraging [risos]”
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